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Nov 15
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Her books, according to people who’ve read them I’ve seen talking about this, are shallow. Forcing a bunch of students to read shallow fiction AND listen to the author give a highly paid speech is horseshit. It’s college. They should be reading something challenging. Read more

Nov 7
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It makes sense. It really is a long grind to level an alt up to 120. The level scaling has helped, but it’s still a serious grind. If you’ve played every expansion multiple times what are you really getting out of it? Read more

Nov 4
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Far-right types turn on each other all the time. Not surprised it’d be some creature like Milo uploading this. If you ever study neo-Nazi circles on social media there’s an absurd amount of drama between people who fundamentally believe all the same vile things. Like most fringe ideologues they make mountains out of Read more

Oct 29
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NSO are garbage. They know precisely what they’re doing. They hide behind bad-faith claims about security and fighting terrorism when in reality they only care about profit. They operate in an Israeli political environment where arms sales to abusive regimes like the Phillipines and Myanmar are protected from scrutiny Read more

Oct 26
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100% pedantic and I freely admit it, but FYI generally you shouldn’t capitalize “al-” in Arabic names/titles. It’s just a definite marker, it’s not really a separate word. Probably doesn’t come up as often in video game journalism as some other subfields of journalism so completely understandable not to know. 

Oct 24
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Sometimes there’s local grants for houses that old, for things like insulation/weather-proofing and stuff. A friend of mine lives in a dilapidated poorly constructed house and took advantage of one two years ago, and it seems to have made a difference (we still wear coats inside but now the wood stove does heat things Read more

Oct 18
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Building green spaces and creating some dense permaculture style local farming, even in urban settings, could hit two health concerns with one stone. Even with fairly low investment in time and money you could at least get some fresh food in those areas (curious whether there’d be more losses from animals or other Read more

Oct 16
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I’ve been in a lull where I don’t really play for a month or two and was about to get back into it when Blizzard decided to dance for an authoritarian government. So I haven’t. 

Oct 14
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To the idiot who just suggested my position is akin to Nazi-apologia; there is absolutely no honest comparison between saying we should consider the role captive media plays in misinforming citizens of authoritarian regimes and apologizing for modern neo-Nazis who absolutely choose their belief system and seek out Read more

Oct 14
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That’s certainly important context. I could be way off the mark here, at least regarding him, though my larger point is we need to be careful immediately judging people who may have been pushed into a position where being misinformed isn’t entirely their fault.

Oct 14
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You’re not alone in that impression. I don’t know the reasons behind it, but there’s definitely a trend of Turks in Germany being pro-government (I don’t know how that breaks down, for example if immigrants are stronger than 2nd generation, etc). It’s been a source of friction between the German and Turkish government Read more

Oct 14
6

There are plenty of people born and raised in the US, or Germany, or other states with free media, who consume mostly conspiratorial and/or heavily biased media. It’s not uncommon for people to stick to pro-government media even after moving, the habit has been built. That’s why authoritarian regimes do it. If you Read more

Oct 14
3

Well, maybe. Legally, under international law, it’s probably not genocide. The level of violence isn’t high enough yet, and ethnic cleansing is certainly a war crime but not inherently genocide. The usage of the term has gotten a bit too divorced from the legal definition in my opinion. I think calling it war crimes Read more

Oct 14
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I’m a bit torn on this. On one hand, that’s a gross statement and the blind support for violent nationalism is definitely at odds with their values. The only thing that makes me pause is that he might not be very well informed. Turkey’s media is almost entirely captured by Erdogan. Independent outlets have been bought Read more

Oct 10
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Not sure what the anime reference is, but it sounds like you’re talking about cadet branches? That said, I’m not sure that’s a good analogy. You see cadet branches in feudal Europe, where the second and third sons of the main ruling family tend to maintain some influence (sometimes through appanages) and they could be Read more

Oct 10
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Yeah, that’s a pretty common line in authoritarian regimes. It’s not one of the worst cliches, but I’ve definitely seen “this app/group/person targeted law enforcement/officials” quite a few times. Read more

Oct 10
3

In other similar systems, the mother would generally enter the household of a male relative. A brother, her father if he survives, or possibly an uncle. If she didn’t remarry, of course. 

Oct 10
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I’m a descriptivist not a prescriptivist, so it doesn’t bother me, though I will say after your rant I do feel like that’s a weird word myself. I could have just said “problematic methodology” and it would have been simpler.